Nutrasource tests the NutraStrong certification label; Validation of label compliance and GMP manufacturing standards | So Good News
The contract research organization Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services (Guelph, ON, Canada) was responsible for labeling, Introduced its new global NutraStrong certification program that expands testing and manufacturing. “It is designed to gate companies with false claims. [and] Invalid or incorrect Certificates of Analysis (CoAs); This plan aims to prevent these products from being sold side-by-side with premium brands,” the company said in a press release.
The NutraStrong certification program addresses four areas: 1) testing standards (“Initiate laboratory standards per test to ensure consistent compliance with industry standards” 2) label compliance (“initial label overview and regulatory compliance sign-off sheet,” 3) manufacturing quality (“GMP or equivalent certification held on file and at program initiation (“approved”) and 4) corporate values There are many ways to demonstrate corporate stewardship/causes supported. These include certification programs and philanthropy.”)
In a press release, NutraSource President and CEO William Rowe explained, “The NutraStrong program, a globally protected label, builds on our success in certifying marine oils and non-GMO levels. The program is reserved for the best-in-class brands and brand ingredient companies across all product categories within the nutrition industry.” He said he is working to get “big brands” recognized through NutraStrong.
The NutraStrong program includes two ingredient-specific arms, one for prebiotics and one for collagen, which the company developed in support of the Global Prebiotic Association.